The midwest has kayaking of all flavors. While there are many flatwater, pond, and lake opportunities for a peaceful paddling or fishing opportunity, adventure-seekers can enjoy some of the river and creek runs, including whitewater opportunities as well as open water sea-kayaking adventures on the big Lake Michigan or Lake Superior.
Illinois has a few rock and ice climbing opportunities interspersed throughout the state. Areas include traditional climbing and sport climbing opportunities.
Stillwater – Lakes, Ponds
Apple River Canyon
Central Illinois Kayaking
Wisconsin has plenty to offer for kayaking, from calm lake and pond stillwater kayaking, river and creek kayaking, and whitewater.
South Central Wisconsin
Dells Area Kayaking
Minnesota offers some unique kayaking opportunities, from rocky, riffling and whitewater runs, to peaceful meandering creeks and sea kayaking on Lake Superior
Mississippi River Headwaters
St. Croix River
North Shore Paddling